Think your business is too small to be at risk for a cyber-attack? Think again. According to Verizon's most recent Data Breach Investigation report, nearly half of all breaches target small and medium-sized businesses.
According to 4iQ in its 2019 Identity Breach Report, there was a 424 percent increase in attacks on small businesses in 2018. These statistics show that small businesses can no longer afford to sit back and hope that it won't happen to them. Cybercriminals are smart – but you can protect yourself by being aware of the basic risks to your small business and implementing cybersecurity practices. Through the Florida SBDC's Cybersecurity Basics program, you can help prevent your business from becoming a statistic.
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The Florida SBDC Network has worked in partnership with various federal, state and local agencies and other organizations to provide practical resources to help small businesses meet the challenges of doing business in cyberspace.
Cyberplanner Online Tool: The U.S. SBA, in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), provides an online Cyberplanner Tool to help small businesses develop a cyber-emergency plan.
Articles and Publications
- Florida SBDC Network Cybersecurity Basics for Small Business Guidebook
- Cyber Insurance 101 – Building Cyber Readiness and Resiliencyby Andres Franzetti, Chief Strategy Officer and Founding Member Risk Cooperative
- Practical Cybersecurity Tech for Small Businessesby Tim Foley, Director of Information Security, Dataprise
- The Small Business Cybersecurity and the Global Supply Chainby Adam W. Salerno, Executive Director for Global Supply Chain and Trade Facilitation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentalsby National Institutes for Standards and Technology (NIST)
- SecureFlorida.org– an initiative of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement to protect the citizens and economy of Florida by safeguarding our information systems, reducing our vulnerability to cyber-attacks, and increasing our responsiveness to any threat.